Arizona Cardinals should pursue Tony Jefferson
The current but almost former safety for the Baltimore Ravens could certainly help the Arizona Cardinals
When the Arizona Cardinals allowed safety Tony Jefferson to walk a few years ago, it was a bit of a surprise. He moved on though and has been a Baltimore Raven for the last 3 years.
However in 2019, injuries only allowed him to play in 5 games with the Ravens. Reports came out on Sunday that he will be released by the team when the new league year starts in March.
He didn’t leave on the best of terms but even still, it would behoove the Cardinals to consider bringing him back. Of course that is if either side is interested.
Jefferson has had 2 interceptions, 11 passes defensed and 2 forced fumbles while playing for the Ravens. During his time with the Cardinals, he had 2 interceptions and 11 passes defensed as well.
He is a hard hitter who will give you his all. He had 6 forced fumbles in 4 seasons with the Cardinals before moving on.
While safety isn’t the number one concern for the Cardinals, getting better overall on defense should be. Jefferson would better the defense they have now.
Jefferson had 79, 74, and 21 tackles in his 3 Ravens seasons. He had 96 tackles in his last season with the Cardinals in 2016, 78 tackles in 2015 when he accumulated his 2 interceptions.
It does seem like a long shot he would end up in Arizona but there is no doubt he can still bring it. The Cardinals would be remiss to at least not consider bringing him back.
Fans don’t believe a reunion will happen but again we should at least push the idea of it happening. Sitting from out seats it doesn’t seem likely but who knows what the thoughts of the team are?
We won’t know their thoughts until after free agency begins. First, the Ravens must officially release him, then allow the fun to begin.